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Rachel Riley covers local and breaking news. The recent Boston University graduate joined The Gazette's staff after interning at the newspaper in Summer 2016. During her undergraduate career, she held part-time positions at two New England newspapers, an investigative journalism nonprofit and an environmental magazine based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dawn Hansen of Manitou Springs and Monte Hoover of Flagstaff, Ariz., walk along the new path to Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2015. The old trail was washed out in the flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Hoover was visiting Hansen on his way to North Dakota.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dawn Hansen of Manitou Springs and Monte Hoover of Flagstaff, Ariz., walk along the path to Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2015. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)
APTOPIX Colorado Springs Shooting
Rachael Flick and twins Eliana and Levi Flick, 7, watch the memorial service for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The slain Colorado sheriff’s deputy was remembered as a great hero in a funeral that drew thousands. The Colorado Springs newspaper The Gazette reports Gov. John Hickenlooper was among those who spoke Saturday, and told Flick’s widow and twins that “The entire state is grieving with you.” (Nadav Soroker/The Gazette via AP)
Rachael Flick holds her daughter Eliana Flick, 7, at the memorial service for El Paso County Sheriff's deputy Micah Flick at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rachael Flick holds her daughter Eliana Flick, 7, at the memorial service for El Paso County Sheriff's deputy Micah Flick at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, February 10, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
A crowd waves to the law enforcement vehicles as they drive by in a procession Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, after the funeral for El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy Micah Flick at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.  About a 1,000 people braved the cold and snow to line the southside of Woodmen Road between Powers and Tutt blvds in Colorado Springs, Colo., to pay their respects for the deputy who was killed Feb. 5, 2018. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crowd waves to the law enforcement vehicles as they drive by in a procession Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, after the funeral for El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy Micah Flick at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. About a 1,000 people braved the cold and snow to line the southside of Woodmen Road between Powers and Tutt blvds in Colorado Springs, Colo., to pay their respects for the deputy who was killed Feb. 5, 2018. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
<p><span>The Somers family... Pictures

The Somers family braves a cold, snowy day to honor slain Deputy Micah Flick. "We're just here to say thanks to an incredible law enforcement community that doesn't get the love and respect they deserve," Jarda Somers says. (Rachel Riley, The Gazette)

Six honor guard members carry Micah Flick's flag-draped casket into New Life Church on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Left: Town Manager Chris Lowe Right: Chief of Police Jacob Shirk (via KKTV)